A-State Vice Chancellor and Provost to retire

A-State Vice Chancellor and Provost to retire
A-State Vice Chancellor and Provost Lynita Cooksey announced her retirement Friday from the university. (Source: Arkansas State University)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A-State Vice Chancellor and Provost Lynita Cooksey said Friday that her nearly quarter century of work at the university has been an important part of her career and life.

In a statement, Cooksey said she will be retiring from the university at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

"Serving Arkansas State in various capacities over the years, most recently as provost, has been a point of great professional pride. I've enjoyed working with administrative leadership and faculty throughout the university. I look forward to working with Chancellor Damphousse during this final year and the transition process, in the best interests of the institution," Cooksey, who was appointed vice chancellor and interim provost in 2012, said.

The Jonesboro High School graduate started with the university faculty in 1993 and taught at the Department of Biological Services, including serving as chair and associate chair.

She also served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and was promoted to associate vice chancellor of Academic Services in 2000, university officials said.

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